I just got a brand new Wireless device at Bestbuy. I think I am in love. It is an RT-N66R, Dual-band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router. I have been stuck on NetGears for the past 5 years. Although they are generally reliable, I have noticed they ‘burn out’ faster (1-2 years) and also the web management interfaces are not very good. For example, on my last Netgear wireless router, I changed the SSID passcode or key, and the unit would not allow me back in after applying. I had to pull the plug after 10 minutes. It also got the latest firmware from me. My reward? Signal strength dropped by 80%. It has not been the same since. A complete factory reset did not help. So I took it offline.
Enter ASUS. My company has been using ASUS laptops now for past year. They are reliable and cost-effective. So, I decided to try the wireless router. This is not meant to be an official nor all-encompassing review.
All I can tell you is this:
The ASUS RT-N66R Gigabit Router’s range is stellar and the web interface is magical. It is straight to the point, does not waste space on little used bells and whistles, and more importantly, after applying LAN, WAN or security edits, it goes into effect within seconds. The firmware updating is smooth as well.
So far so good!